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Senators offer bill to reform energy project cross-border permitting

Sep 16, 2014

Four US senators—2 Democrats and 2 Republicans—introduced legislation to prevent extended delays of energy projects requiring a cross-border permit by moving reviews of applications from the White House to appropriate federal agencies.

API official calls for end to nearly 6-year Keystone XL permit delay

Sep 16, 2014

Three days before the sixth anniversary of TransCanada Corp.’s original filing for presidential approval of the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline’s cross-border permit application, an American Petroleum Institute official said the Obama administration is catering to a small minority at the expense of the US national interest and the wishes of the vast majority of ordinary Americans.

EPA approves GHG permit for Texas condensate splitter

Sep 16, 2014

The US Environmental Protection Agency has issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) construction permit to CCI Corpus Christi LLC, a holding of Castleton Commodities International LLC (CCI), Stamford, Conn., for a $500 million petroleum processing installation to be located near Corpus Christi, Tex.

Uneven effects seen from new Appalachian pipelines

Sep 15, 2014

Producers in the Appalachian basin will benefit unevenly from markets opening for natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica shales, according to a Canaccord Genuity analyst.

Watching Government: Looking past Kazakhstan's oil

Sep 15, 2014

The US and Kazakhstan should move quickly to deepen relationships in levels beyond oil and gas, a panel of industry experts agreed Sept. 8 at a discussion at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies.

The gas market's horizon

Sep 15, 2014

This year has been relatively bullish for the US natural gas market, largely because of an extremely cold winter season in much of the nation and the drawdown of storage inventories to record-low levels.

Christie calls for North American energy system improvements

Sep 15, 2014

Mexico, Canada, and the US will need to significantly increase investments in energy systems if they expect to achieve the full benefits of a North American energy renaissance, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said during a multiday visit to Mexico.

Woodfibre LNG lets contract to Linde for liquefaction plant

Sep 12, 2014

Woodfibre LNG Ltd., a subsidiary of energy resources development company Pacific Oil & Gas, awarded The Linde Group a contract to provide engineering and procurement services for its 2.1-million tonne/year liquefaction plant in the District of Squamish near Vancouver, BC.

Odisha to become eastern India’s energy gateway, ministry says

Sep 12, 2014

India’s state of Odisha will implement oil and gas projects within the next 5 years that amount to about 1 trillion rupees ($16.4 billion) in investments, positioning the state to become the energy gateway for eastern India, according to the country’s Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.

Pembina adds more pipelines to Phase III system expansion

Sep 11, 2014

Pembina Pipeline Corp. plans to enlarge its previously announced Phase III pipeline expansions by building a new 16-in. OD pipeline from Fox Creek, Alta., to Namao, Alta., and a new 12-in. OD pipeline from Wapiti, Alta., to Kakwa, Alta. The 16-in, pipeline will run 270 km in the same right-of-way as the previously proposed 24-in. OD pipeline from Fox Creek to Namao.

Freeport LNG supply header, compression trains advance

Sep 11, 2014

Gulf South Pipeline Co. LP, a subsidiary of Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP has reached 20-year firm precedent agreements with foundation shippers to transport about 1.4 bcfd of natural gas on its Coastal Bend Header for the first two trains of Freeport LNG Development LP’s planned liquefaction plant, near Freeport, Tex.

DOE approves Cameron, Carib applications to export LNG

Sep 10, 2014

The US Department of Energy approved Cameron Energy LLC and Carib Energy LLC’s requests for authorization to export LNG to countries that do not have a free-trade agreement with the US. Both applicants had completed reviews required under the National Environmental Policy Act, DOE said.

Lukoil loading more shipments of West Qurna-2 oil

Sep 9, 2014

The Achilleas and Front Kathrine, each a 2-million bbl oil carrier charted by OAO Lukoil international marketing and trading unit Litasco, have begun loading in the southern Iraqi port of Basra to transport buyback oil as part of the West Qurna-2 project.

Arrow lets FEED contract for Bowen CSG development

Sep 9, 2014

Arrow Energy has let a $70 million (Aus.) front-end engineering and design contract to construction joint venture Clough-AMEC for Arrow’s proposed Bowen coal seam gas development in central Queensland. The 1-year FEED contract includes engineering, procurement, and contracts for the project’s early works and will begin Oct. 6.

Alaska LNG submits project prefiling request with FERC

Sep 8, 2014

Alaska LNG project partners have submitted a formal request to the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to start the prefile process for the major natural gas project. The FERC prefile milestone sets the stage for activity associated with the environmental review required for the siting, design, and permitting for construction of the proposed project.

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